Aug. 18 - At least 38 are dead and rescuers resume the search for missing passengers of a sunken ferry off the coast of port Cebu. Lindsey Parietti reports.
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Rescuers scan Philippines waters for signs of survivors.
A passenger ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday and sank in minutes outside a central port, killing at least 38 people.
Authorities hoped some of the 82 missing would still be found alive two days later.
But divers were having a difficult time as oil spilling from the sunken ship lowered visibility.
Meanwhile families are waiting on shore for any word of their loved ones.
(SOUNDBITE)(Filipino) STUDENT RICHARD ORTIZ SAYING:
"I pray that they are still alive, so I can meet them. I don't know what to do if they're dead, but if they are, I hope I can at least find their bodies."
The government ordered an investigation into the cause of the crash and the criminal liabilities of both ships.
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